Army of Lovers

A Community History of Will Munro, the Artist, Activist, Impresario and Civic Hero ...

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Publisher Description

Will Munro was a legendary artist, DJ, activist and impresario, as renowned for his transgressive, irreverent art as he was for reinventing Toronto's nightlife culture. His installations and prints co-opted rock 'n' roll imagery and raunchy gay iconography – you couldn't look at men's underwear the same way after a Munro show – and his outre Vazaleen dance parties brought to the city's stages some of the most notorious performers of the last forty years: Nina Hagen, Jayne County and Vaginal Davis, among them. When Munro died of brain cancer in 2010, at the unfathomably young age of thirty-five, Toronto was robbed of one of its most significant civic heroes.


Army of Lovers collects stories from and about the people who knew and loved Munro – including Gossip singer Beth Ditto, filmmaker Bruce LaBruce and artist Luis Jacob – to movingly capture an incandescent moment when Toronto's queer community, art scene and independent music universe came of age and collided with one another.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2013
September 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
Coach House Books
SELLER
Coach House Books Inc.
SIZE
5.1
MB

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